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US President Donald Trump invites Narendra Modi - BBC News

US President Donald Trump invites Narendra Modi - BBC News

BBC - 2019-02-10 14:36

US President Donald Trump invites Narendra Modi - BBC News - BBC

Trump Agrees with Congress on Keeping US Military Presence in Syria

BAS News - 2019-03-06 10:00
ERBIL — US President Donald Trump said he agrees with members of Congress to keep some troops in Syria after the promised pullout. It came after a group of Senators and representatives officially appealed to Trump on 22nd February to keep a small residua ...

Trump Calls on European Allies to Repatriate IS Members from Syria

BAS News - 2019-02-17 09:17
ERBIL — US President Donald Trump urged his country’s European allies, including the UK, France and Germany, to take back the hundreds of Islamic State (IS) jihadists captured in Syria. “The United States is asking Britain, France, Germany and other Euro ...

Trump on Iran Revolution Anniversary: 40 Years of Failure

BAS News - 2019-02-12 11:19
ERBIL — US President Donald Trump tweeted in Persian on Monday to slam the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution in Iran. “40 years of corruption. 40 years of repression. 40 years of terror,” reads the tweet. “The regime in Iran has produced only 40 ...

Syrian Kurdish-led forces ready for push on last Islamic State pocket

E-Kurd - 2019-02-08 21:50
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Kurdish-led forces in eastern Syria prepared Friday for a push on the last remaining speck of the Islamic State group’s “caliphate” where diehard jihadists and their families are holed up. US President Donald Trump predicted ...

Trump Predicts Full Victory over IS in Iraq, Syria by Next Week

BAS News - 2019-02-06 23:44
ERBIL - US President Donald Trump has predicted the full victory over the jihadist group of Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria by next week "It should be announced, probably some time next week, that we will have 100% of the caliphate," Trump said duri ...

Iraqi Shi'ite Cleric Indirectly Responds to Trump on US Military Presence

BAS News - 2019-02-06 21:07
ERBIL - Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani, who is the highest level Shi’ite religious authority in Iraq, has indirectly responded to US President Donald Trump's statement on keeping the forces in Iraq to watch over Iran. The Shi'ite leader made the comments du ...

Trump says second US-DPRK meeting to be held in Vietnam

Waar Media - 2019-02-06 10:56
WAAR_DUHOK The second summit between US President Donald Trump and his North Korean counterpart will be held in Veitnam late this month, Trump announced Tuesday. Trump did not specify which city the meeting will be held in but said it will take place Feb ...

Iraq Should Not be Viewed as a US Military Base: Iranian Ambassador

BAS News - 2019-02-04 23:48
ERBIL - The United States cannot view Iraq as one of its military bases, said Iranian Ambassador Iraj Masjedi on Monday, in response to President Donald Trump's statement of keeping the US forces in Iraq to watch over Iran. "Only Iraq can deal with its l ...

Iraqi President to Trump: Don’t Overburden Iraq with Your Own Issues

BAS News - 2019-02-04 14:23
ERBIL — The president of Iraq has responded to his US counterpart Donald Trump on his recent remarks about the US military presence in Iraq and its goal to watch Iran from the region. Trump said on Sunday that he will withdraw the troops from Syria, relo ...

Iraqi Deputy Parliament Speaker Responds to Trump

BAS News - 2019-02-03 19:49
Trump said he would keep US forces in Iraq to watch Iran. ERBIL - Iraqi Deputy Parliament Speaker Hassan Kaabi has responded to US President Donald Trump's decision of keeping forces in Iraq to watch Iran, arguing that it is a "violation to Iraq's sovere ...

Trump Says He Will Keep Forces in Iraq to Watch Iran

BAS News - 2019-02-03 18:02
ERBIL - US President Donald Trump has said that he wish to keep his country's forces in Iraq so as to watch Iran. Trump made the remarks during an interview with CBS on Sunday, where he pointed out that part of the troops, who are going to withdraw from ...

Trump to Give State of the Union When Shutdown Over

Waar Media - 2019-01-24 09:30
US President Donald Trump has decided to postpone his State of the Union address until after “the Shutdown is over,” following a standoff with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Trump said in a pair of tweets Wednesday night that he’s not looking for an alterna ...

Pence: Trump feels optimistic about his next meeting with Kim Jong-un

Waar Media - 2019-01-21 14:56
“US President Donald Trump feels optimistic about his next meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, and he expects real progress on denuclearization,” said US Vice President Michael Richard Pence on Sunday. “We will be laying out our expectation for ...

Trump threatens Turkey with economic devastation if it attacks Syrian Kurd militia

PRI - 2019-01-16 17:07
US President Donald Trump threatened Turkey with economic devastation if it attacks a US-allied Kurdish militia in Syria. ...

Trump, Erdogan Discuss Syria by Phone

BAS News - 2019-01-14 20:19
ERBIL - US President Donald Trump and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan held a phone call on Monday evening to discuss the latest developments on their policies in Syria. Earlier on Sunday, Trump warned Turkey not to attack the Syrian Kurdish ...

Trump vows to “devastate Turkey economically if Kurds are hit"

ANF - 2019-01-14 12:41
US President Donald Trump threatened Turkey that they will “devastate Turkey economically” if Turkey was to hit Kurds. ...

Trump Warns Turkey of Economic Devastation If It Attacks Syrian Kurds

BAS News - 2019-01-14 09:22
ERBIL — US President Donald Trump has warned that he would devastate Turkey economically if it attacks the US allies in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava). “[We] will devastate Turkey economically if they hit Kurds,” Trump tweeted on Sunday. He signaled of creati ...